after a weekend of turkey, gravy & mashed potatoes.... stuffing, glazed ham, sweet potato casserole, baked turnips, pumpkin pie, whipped cream.... it's sorta nice to detox a little, and nothing says detox like a big pot of cabbage soup.
it's a little odd for me to eat something so healthy, but last night i went for it. especially with a chill in the night air, it's nice to snuggle up on the sofa with a steaming bowl of soup.
when i cook for myself, i put in as little effort as possible. for this i just chucked a bunch of veggies into a pot, covered them with tomato juice & water, added some seasoning, simmered til tender & it was ready in time for dancing with the stars (guilty pleasure).
this batch started off with a classic mirepoix - onions, carrots, celery - then i added the cabbage, bell peppers, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, corn & herbs from the garden. so simple, so delicious, so completely fat free.
the main thing though is to seek out low sodium tomato juice. canned tomato products are a sneaky source of salt. i would much rather adjust the seasoning myself - so make sure to read the labels - with everything for that matter.
ok, time to get in the kitchen. today will be a day of variations of shepherd's pie: turkey & stuffing pie, braised pork & sweet potato pie, perhaps a vegan concoction and a few different root vegetable soups.